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Magic Johnson

Born: August 14, 1959 (age 59) in Lansing

Magic Johnson

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.

After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers.

He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s.

Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award.

After protests from his fellow players, he retired again for four years, but returned in 1996, at age 36, to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time.

Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations.

He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game, at 11.2.

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Is Larry Bird a ‘transformational’ player? Jason Whitlock and Jim Jackson have a heated discussion

is larry bird a ‘transformational’ player? jason whitlock and jim jackson have a heated discussion
Jim Jackson joins Jason Whitlock and Marcellus Wiley to discuss transformational players in NBA history. Hear why Jackson doesn't think Larry Bird belongs in that category with LeBron James, Michael..
Credit: FOX Sports - Published

Lakers' LeBron James not worried about minutes workload, despite concern from Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant

LeBron is averaging nearly 35 minutes per game for Los Angeles
Credit: CBS Sports - Published

Videos for Magic Johnson

Armed Home Invasion In Hollywood Hills [Video]Armed Home Invasion In Hollywood Hills  00:20

The LAPD is searching for armed robbers who targeted a house in the Hollywood Hills. TMZ reports that Magic Johnson's daughter Elisa was there with friends.

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Drake Posts Hilarious Apology Video to Meek Mill [Video]Drake Posts Hilarious Apology Video to Meek Mill  01:10

Drake Posts Hilarious Apology Video to Meek Mill Ever since the 6 God Brough Mill onstage with him during his tour, the beef has been squashed. Drake made it official with a comical apology on..

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This Day in History: Magic Johnson Announces He Has HIV [Video]This Day in History: Magic Johnson Announces He Has HIV  01:02

This Day in History: Magic Johnson Announces He Has HIV November 7, 1991 Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned the world by announcing his sudden retirement from the Los Angeles..

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Luke Walton's Job not in Jeopardy, Says Magic Johnson [Video]Luke Walton's Job not in Jeopardy, Says Magic Johnson  00:42

Despite the team's 4-6 start to the season, Lakers President Magic Johnson says head coach Luke Walton's job is not in any immediate jeopardy.

Credit: Sports Illustrated - Published

Magic Johnson Reportedly 'Admonished' Lakers Coach Luke Walton For The Lakers' Slow Start [Video]Magic Johnson Reportedly 'Admonished' Lakers Coach Luke Walton For The Lakers' Slow Start  00:46

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a slow, up-and-down start to the season, and at 3-5, pressure is already mounting on head coach Luke Walton. According to ESPN, team president Magic Johnson met with..

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Top 10 Lakers Players of All Time [Video]Top 10 Lakers Players of All Time  06:57

Few franchises have been as successful as the Los Angeles Lakers. From Wilt, to Magic, to Kobe, this team has played hosts to some of basketball's greatest ever stars. WatchMojo counts down the Top 10..

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Colin Cowherd: LeBron is oxygen — You can’t breathe without him

colin cowherd: lebron is oxygen — you can’t breathe without him
Colin Cowherd discusses LeBron James responding to Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson's comments about how his workload may be impacting the Los Angeles Lakers young players.
Credit: FOX Sports - Published
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